The College Interview

So your mom signed you up for a college interview. Time to get nervous and go in and totally blow it, right?  Wrong. I’m here to tell you how to ace your college interview and use it to learn more about the institution you’re interviewing…

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How to Navigate a College Fair

Have you ever attended a college fair and felt completely overwhelmed? You’re not alone. When hundreds of colleges and universities are willing and eager to talk to you about your future, it is  an amazing (yet short) opportunity to help you find a good fit and narrow…

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How to Get the Most Out of Open Houses

You’ve probably signed up for a number of open houses at various institutions in a number of different locations.  In each case, you will find yourself in a room with many other high school students all in a position similar to yours.  Each open house…

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Planning and making the most out of college visits

Depending on where you live, how many schools are near you and if you have plans to travel during the upcoming months, you may be able to use the spring and summer as a way to start narrowing down the list of schools you might…

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Testing & Test-Optional 101

One of the questions I get asked most frequently at college fairs is “what are your average test scores?” I can answer this simply by stating what our averages are per section on the SAT or for the composite score on the ACT, but being…

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Why the liberal arts?

A liberal arts college will prepare you for your future in ways that other colleges may not.  A liberal arts education will improve your ability to communicate, think independently and be a productive team member. A liberal arts education will also have you focusing on…

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The best tools to use in your college search

3,960 If you visit The College Board’s Big Future college search site, that is the number of colleges and universities you will see: 3,960.  Now, The College Board offers one of a number of really great search tools to help narrow that number a little…

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Picking a college means looking for the perfect fit, right?

Well, it may be a bit pie-in-the-sky to expect perfection, but I do believe that every student can find at least a few places that feel very right (both academically and socially). The key is building your list of ideal characteristics and then finding schools…

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I’m on the Waiting List – What Do I Do Now!?

  I have always felt that being placed on the waiting list can actually be the most difficult decision to receive and digest.  I hope you know that it is also the most difficult decision to make from our perspective.  You spend four years of…

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The Spring College Visit

Spring is almost here, and it’s an exciting time to visit (or revisit) college campuses, whether you’re a senior making your final decision or whether you’re just starting your college search process. Thanks to my colleague, Emma Brown, you already have some excellent info on…

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